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Who is the PIF Group?

The PIF (Paying It Forward) idea came from the movie Pay It Forward. To pay it forward, simply put, is to have been helped at some point, and put in the position to help someone else. We are a collection of motorcycle enthusiast that have come together to build a PIF network. Helping people is not an original idea, but we have taken part in other events that have helped other people, and in a sense started a PIF network without even knowing it. Some of the stories of past events we've done you can read here. We will be updating this website to share our new stories, and pictures. We would like to entice you in taking part as well. Know matter how big or small, the feeling you get in returned is unbelievable. There are many ways to help out different charities, and organizations, but this is one place where you can see the end results of your efforts. Each year we gather in fellowship meeting new friends and old. We all like to ride, visit beautiful areas, have a good time, and help someone out. Take some time and read about some of the events from the past, and come be a part of the events in the future.

Our first effort, The Hines Wing effort, was an event that comes along once or twice in a lifetime. The out pour was so tremendous that in personal donations alone we raised $10,800 in 5 weeks. We had over 100 people and riders from all over the USA join us in Ohio for the presentation.

 
Since then we had 2 "reunions" and raised some money for various causes. The first reunion we helped out a new start up Battered Women's Shelter in Camdenton Missouri. We picked that area because that is where we gathered. The second reunion was in the same area, and we raised money to help out a lady with cancer that couldn't afford to put gas in her car to go to the doctor, and had to rely on friends for transportation.
 
During that 3 year period of time we called ourselves the Hines Wing Group, but felt we should leave that name alone, and make is more generic, therefore we now call ourselves the PIF Group. We had our first gathering in 2005 as the PIF Group at Shawnee State Park in Ohio. Our goal is to help a complete stranger in need, that doesn't know us, and try and put that person spiritually in a position to "Pay It Forward" to help some one else out down the road, just like in the movie.

To read up on how the Hines Wing started, please click the Hines Wing Event link.

 

The Hines Wing Event